Thinking back I’m not quite sure how the name for these pants came to me. I never used to name my designs anyway. That was until my clothing factory complained during production that a mere description of the style (perhaps one-sided wrap pants in this case), gets confusing and they need a more memorable reference. So here we have it, Wanda pants. I did once have a boyfriend who’s mum’s name was Wanda.. No that’s not it. I’m gonna go with the reason that’s simply because, it’s a ‘wanda’ I didn’t design them sooner ‘cos they’re straight up fabulous – insert smiley, blushing emoticon..
Actually, the initial idea originated from the ghastly variety of flea market, gypsy-like wrap pants you’d buy on vacation, or from a hippie, if you came across one. In garishly offensive colours and lacking any real tailoring or shape, they’re not something I warm to. I will say this, if ever I’ve seen someone wearing a pant of this sort, they have looked uber comfortable, which is great for them – not so great for my eyes. So I needed to create the same comfort but with a touch of fashion, real fashion. I hiked them up a few inches into the waist, obviously, we are talking about Somerset Jane here. The faux wrap effect was inspired by them ‘gypsy’ pants but refined when I saw a friend of mine wearing something similar on a night on the town. Hers were red. It was like the coming together of a tequila shot and lemon. You despise the one element however add a simple slice of taste and voila! Palatable. Although I would say these beauts are more than palatable, I’ll let you decide for yourselves..